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Special lifts for people with disabilities installed on Koločep and Šipan

Written by  Jul 06, 2022

With the installation of lifts for people with disabilities on the beaches in Suđurđ on Šipan and Donji Čel on Koločep, the preparation of Dubrovnik's beaches for use by people with disabilities and people with reduced mobility for this year's swimming season has been completed.

Previously, elevators for people with disabilities were installed in Zaton Veliki, in Zaton near the local fire brigade station, and on Mandrač beaches in Solitudo and Copacabana.

In accordance with the measures and activities of the Strategy for Equalizing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities of the City of Dubrovnik for the period from 2021 to 2025, the City of Dubrovnik arranges and adapts the beaches in its area for persons with disabilities, in such a way as to arrange the approaches, parking spaces and elevators for descent to sea.

In July 2020, with the aim of monitoring the condition of the elevators and eliminating possible malfunctions and damages, the Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, appointed a coordination team, whose task is to monitor the use of the elevators on a daily basis and inform each other about the condition and promptness in the process of eliminating malfunctions. In addition to the team leader and his deputy, members are appointed for each individual location, who are responsible for daily monitoring of elevator operation, especially timely charging and installation of elevator drive batteries, and reporting possible problems to the leader or deputy of the coordination team.